A People's Food Policy
This week saw the launch of A People’s Food Policy – a ground-breaking manifesto outlining a people’s vision of food and farming in England that is supported by over 80 food and farming organisations.
The report draws on 18 months of extensive, nation-wide consultations with grassroots organisations, NGOs, trade unions, community projects, small businesses and individuals. It has resulted in a set of policy proposals and a vision for change that is rooted in the lived experiences and needs of people most affected by the failures in the current food system.
It’s widely acknowledged that agriculture is one of the sectors that will be faced with the most uncertainty as a result of the UK leaving the EU. Rising food prices is an issue that has already been repeatedly reported on in the context of Brexit, while migration restrictions are set to have an enormous impact on the availability of workers in the agricultural sector.
Read the report here.
In other news ...
In case you missed it over half term, the Health Select Committee has published its latest report on Childhood Obesity, aptly named "Time for Action".
While we’re waiting for government to publish chapter two of its Childhood Obesity Plan (see Latest News 5 June) we’ve been watching the Twitterverse to gauge public opinion …